[zfs-discuss] ZFS committed to the FreeBSD base.

Wilko Bulte wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Sat Apr 7 14:18:25 UTC 2007

On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 12:54:57PM +0200, Jorn Argelo wrote..
> Rich Teer wrote:
> >>I'm happy to inform that the ZFS file system is now part of the FreeBSD
> >>operating system. ZFS is available in the HEAD branch and will be
> >>available in FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE as an experimental feature.
> >>    
> >
> >This is fantastic news!  At the risk of raking over ye olde arguments,
> >as the old saying goes: "Dual licensing?  We don't need no stinkeen
> >dual licensing!".  :-)
> >
> >  
> First of all, thanks a lot for all the hard work of both the FreeBSD 
> developers as the ZFS developers. I can't wait to give it a go.
> That leads me to one question though: Why is *BSD able to bring it into 
> the OS as where Linux has licensing problems with the CDDL? AFAIK Linux 
> users can only run it in userland mode and not in kernel mode because of 
> the licenses.

My guess(!) is that they do not want non-GPL-ed code in the standard kernel.

Wilko Bulte				wilko at FreeBSD.org

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